Although cultivated successfully in recent years, virtually all product available is wild. Averaging between 20-25 pieces per pound. Use or freeze within 48 hours of receipt, otherwise, natural predators: both inside and out, will begin to surface. This is a natural occurrence and is not reflective of the mushrooms’ age or quality. Morels are a harbinger of Spring, and are perhaps the world’s favorite wild mushroom. They offer a chewy texture, that has the flavor of artichoke. They are hollow within, allowing them to be stuffed with any number of wonderful preparations. As with all wild mushrooms, cook thoroughly before consuming. Store mushrooms between 32-34 degrees F, in a well-ventilated box with a paper or cardboard cover, and keep dry. Mushrooms neither produce, nor are affected by ethylene gas. Store away from odoriferous foods.